Helena De Backer has more than 45 years of experience as an attorney-at-law in large cross-border contract negotiations mostly related to M&A, ICT and new technologies.
For 18 years now, she has been practicing as mediator in commercial, civil and labour disputes.
Helena is a certified mediator with IMI, the Belgian Federal Mediation Commission, bMediation and various foreign mediation institutions. She also has a vast experience in mediation training, both in Belgium and abroad.
Helena is a Member of the Union International des Avocats (UIA), deputy director of seminars at the UIA. She is also a Member of the IMI (International Mediation Institute) Independent Standards Commission and of the board of the Belgium – Luxemburg – Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. She is a director of the leading Belgian mediation center bMediation.
She is a frequent lecturer in Belgium and abroad, mostly on ICT and ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) matters.
Admitted to the Brussels Bar